Ethical Dilemma

Article

http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_24190013/wis-surgery-reduces-autism-related-screaming

Editorial

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/opinion-surgery-stop-autistic-boys-screams-was-right-decision-8C11296293

I think it’s a little ironic considering that the “head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center” approves of the decision. No where in the article was it stated that the parents had gotten the consent of Kade before doing surgery on him. The decision may be “reversible,” but that does not excuse the fact that Kade may or may not have agreed. The comments of the editorial are also unsettling. One of the commenters works with Autistic children and agreed with the parents’ decision. Sickening.

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